Constanze Manziarly

Constanze Manziarly ( Innsbruck , 14 of April of 1920 – Berlin , 2 of maypole of 1945 ?) Was the cook of Adolf Hitler and part of his inner circle.


He was born in Innsbruck, Austria . He studied Hospitality . He began working for the doctor of Hitler, who on seeing the digestive problems of the Führer recommended to him the stews of Manziarly. To him they loved so much that made her cook and dietician staff and she gradually gained their trust and friendship of Eva Braun .

Life in Nazism

During the war Manziarly went to the Berghof to cook to the inner circle of Hitler and it stayed to hear his speeches. She admired Hitler very much, was even part of one of the ladies of the Third Reich : Eva Braun, Magda Goebbels , Gerda Christian , Traudl Junge and many more.

But Germany began to lose the war and situations in the inner circle of Hitler became tense, many began to distance themselves from him, leaving only the most loyal, including Constanze Manziarly.

In the bunker the atmosphere was extremely tense, Hitler and Eva began to dispense with personnel. Hitler gave each of his trusted people a cyanide capsule in case they were caught by the Soviets , since he thought that if they happened they would subject them to shame and worse than death .

The 29 as April as 1945 was the marriage between Hitler and Eva Braun, who decided to commit suicide and then burn their bodies, after reading a letter in which it was announced that the Italian dictator Benito Mussolini and his mistress Clara Petacci were caught, Machine guns and their bodies subjected to the most terrible shame. Constanze prepared them pasta for eating.

The next day the bodies of Hitler and his wife were burned. Most of the Nazis committed suicide soon after, some escaped and surrendered to the Americans , others escaped to South America . Information on Manziarly’s death is contradictory. She was quoted by SS – Brigadeführer Wilhelm Mohnke on May 1, 1945 at 8:30 p.m. to escape the bunker along with several other trusted staff members such as secretaries Gerda Christian , Traudl Junge and Else Krüger .

Most of the available literature cites that she committed suicide with a cyanide pill the day after, while in the memoirs of Traudl Junge, she says that she saw her for the last time in the company of two Soviet soldiers who asked her for the papers.


  • Segovia, David. Eva Braun , 2005, Women in History collection, Edimat Libros.